Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Southwark Mint, London
Edward VI (1547-1553) Third Coinage, base silver
The base silver Third Coinage of Edward VI, was the first issue on which a date appeared on English coinage. The date is in Latin numerals. This coin is dated MDLI (1551).
Crowned bust of the King facing right; around, (mm. lis) EDVVARD VI D G AGL FRA Z HIB REX (translation: Edward VI by the Grace of God King of England, France and Ireland)
Garnished oval Royal shield, quartered with the arms of England and France, dividing the letters ER; around, (mm lis) TIMOR DOMINI FONS VITAE MDLI (translation: The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life 1551). Double striking in area of date.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11/1/1978
Type of item
5.201 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 2473A Pages
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